Balloon dilatation of benign postsurgical biliary-enteric anastomotic strictures


Five benign postsurgical strictures in 3 patients were successfully dilated using the Grüntzig balloon catheter. Various aspects of the procedure as well as potential problems are discussed. We concluded that, although considerably more experience is needed, balloon dilatation potentially can reduce the need for surgical repair and provide a means to remove indwelling biliary drainage catheters.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01887661

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@article{Teplick1982BalloonDO, title={Balloon dilatation of benign postsurgical biliary-enteric anastomotic strictures}, author={Steven K. Teplick and Charles C. Wolferth and Martin F. Hayes and George Amrom}, journal={Gastrointestinal Radiology}, year={1982}, volume={7}, pages={307-310} }